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Letters released show former attorney-general had doubts one year before the invasion.
Britain's attorney-general has said that it is time for the United States to close its Guantanamo Bay prison camp because it undermines America's tradition as a beacon of freedom and justice.
Britain's top legal officer has dismissed as fantasy the notion that he was pressured by the government into ruling the Iraq war did not contravene international law.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has come under renewed attacks over the legality of the Iraq war a week before elections, after advice given by the attorney-general on the issue was leaked to the media.
Former British cabinet minister Clare Short is demanding a parliamentary investigation into Attorney General Peter Goldsmith's advice on war with Iraq.
Lawyers in Britain opposed to the Iraq war have asked the International Criminal Court to look into whether Prime Minister Tony Blair should be indicted for war crimes.

An ex-minister claims Britain's top law official may have submitted to political pressure and illegally approved going to war with Iraq.

The British government has said it will not disclose a key report on the legality of the Iraq war, as requested by the opposition and anti-war activists.

The United States will not press for the death penalty of two British citizens detained at the controversial Guantanamo Bay and scheduled to face military tribunals.
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